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Lorde donates large sum to charity under her real name

LORDE has donated $14,500 to a New Zealand charity.

The 'Royals' hitmaker has given a significantly large sum of money - the equivalent of $20,000 New Zealand dollars or £10,000 - to Fuel the Need organisation on Wednesday, which provides under-privileged children with school meals, according to Stuff website.

The brunette beauty - whose real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor - posted her generous donation under her birth name, and wrote: "Good on you Manuel and Fuel the Need - hope this helps a little bit. Lots of love from a former kid who is passionate about all kids having access to food at school."

However, the 19-year-old's kind offering took the company's founder, Manuel Dalton, by surprise.

He said: "All sleepy eyed I looked at my notifications and saw one from Givealittle and had to do a double take at seeing $20,000.

"I wasn't aware who Ella Yelich-O'Connor was and when people told me it was Lorde, I said 'Gosh, oh my Lord'."

According to Manuel the scheme was aiming to raise $30,000 over an entire school year, and he was under pressure to reach their target by the end of July to ensure they didn't have to leave the project mid-way.

He explained: "The last thing I wanted to do was in a month or two stop because we've got no more money."

However the New Zealand-born star and her representatives have yet to comment or confirm the contribution.

Meanwhile, Lorde has revealed she didn't always think she would become a successful musician and actually wanted to be a comedian as a child.

Speaking previously, she said: "That i would be at uni studying law lol.. this reminds me i actually found an old scrapbook from when i was maybe 7 or 8 that said "future job" and i had written COMEDIAN??????????? which is so mental i'm not even funny ha wtf who did i think i was bloody any schumer or some s**t??????? (sic)."